In a statement released this Monday, former President Donald Trump rehashed his election fraud conspiracy theories, declaring that supporters of his should go forward with the notion that the 2020 election was illegitimate -- by using language that was initially used to characterize his false claim.
"The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as the BIG LIE," Trump's statement read.
As Aaron Blake pointed out in the Washington Post earlier this year, "The Big Lie" is "Democrats' shorthand for Trump's baseless and overwhelmingly debunked effort to call the results of the 2020 election into question — a set of claims that led his supporters to take drastic action in storming the U.S. Capitol. House impeachment managers used the phrase, which evokes Adolf Hitler, about two-dozen times."
When Trump's statement hit Twitter, it was met by a huge collective eye-roll.
I see disgraced former one-term losing President Donald Trump woke up on the gibbering barking batshit crazy side o… https://t.co/M4kpzzyY4Q— Jeff Timmer (@Jeff Timmer)1620049607.0
@RSBNetwork he's coping well lmao— Broward Bred 🔥🐬🌮 (@Broward Bred 🔥🐬🌮)1620049922.0
@RSBNetwork Him lying is the big lie, but nice try former guy 😂 Y'all are such massive suckers.— Chad Johnston (@Chad Johnston)1620049925.0
Trump renames the actual “Big Lie” to fit his narrative. It won’t work. Americans are still paying attention to h… https://t.co/j4x3sT0zCv— Mike Walker (@Mike Walker)1620050426.0
https://t.co/tPljbgQTJ0 https://t.co/SG3XPWKNE3— NICKinNOVA (@NICKinNOVA)1620049170.0
The Big Lie, aka what all three of his wives have called their wedding vows. https://t.co/YsBe9w5VNh— The Intel Crab (@The Intel Crab)1620050050.0
You know, I’m really starting to question my statement of Trump being a good brander. That being said, the fact h… https://t.co/sxRHaHaBfx— Adam Bass (@Adam Bass)1620050182.0
@RSBNetwork Lol wtf is wrong with this guy? He’s absolutely bonkers— buttrat (@buttrat)1620050373.0
How am I not surprised at his narcissism to the point where he appropriates the term big lie https://t.co/ADP4O2awqj— Matt Boxer🇺🇸🥁 (@Matt Boxer🇺🇸🥁)1620050642.0
@kristina_wong Who cares what he says— Larry Lee (@Larry Lee)1620049852.0
@JonLemire @Flatironbooks Hard to believe the orange loser is still peddling this nonsense.— dragool (@dragool)1620050068.0
This is so embarrassing https://t.co/SP5cuOvoa3— Max Linski (@Max Linski)1620050247.0